On TV Tonight

  • 20:00 - Caribbean Food Made Easy - CARIBBEAN FOOD MADE EASY
  • 20:30 - Chinese Food Made Easy - Fast Food and Street Food
  • 21:00 - MasterChef - MasterChef

This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.25 / 5 (441 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
30 min

Topped with flaky puff pastry, Rachel Allen's rich creamy pie is the ideal way to use up all those Christmas turkey leftovers


1. Pre-heat the oven to 230C/gas 8.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan large enough to hold all the meat, add the chopped onion, season with salt and pepper and sweat on a gently heat until the onions are softened.

3. Toss the sliced mushrooms in a little butter in a frying pan over a high heat until golden brown (you might need to do this in two batches).

4. Add the mushroom to the onions, together with the cream and stock and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer gently for several minutes until it starts to thicken, then season to taste.

5. Stir in the meat leftovers, then pour into a shallow baking dish. Cover with puff pastry, sealing the edges and making a small incision in the top to let steam escape.

6. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 200C/gas 4 and bake for a further 20 minutes.

7. When the pastry is golden brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly before serving.


  • 30 g butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 450 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 275 ml cream
  • 100 ml turkey or chicken stock
  • 675 g cooked turkey, and ham leftovers, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 1 tbsp chopped tarragon, or marjoram
  • puff pastry, rolled out to ½ cm thickness, enough to cover the pie

Comments & Ratings

Rate this recipe by clicking on the stars.

You need to be logged in to comment on this recipe

Forgotten your password?
Resend activation

Login Register

Latest Comment


Gorgeous. Even have this well after xmes

LynneB80135 LynneB80135  Posted 24 Mar 2013 9:31 AM

Gorgeous. Will be making this again

LynneB80135 LynneB80135  Posted 28 Dec 2012 5:30 PM

l v l v  Posted 03 Sep 2011 6:54 AM

Very delicious but perhaps put in too much stock as the filling was a bit watery. Everyone loved the flavour though and will try it again with less stock. thanks

l v l v Posted 03 Sep 2011 6:54 AM

Absolutely delicious. Simple yet very tasty. Will make again, definately recommended.

Havva Havva Posted 16 Jan 2011 11:25 AM

Extremely easy to make & extremely tasty to eat.Served with potato & parsnip mash,shredded carrots and cauliflower with cheese. Complete silence until the family had eaten every bit and then an universal sigh of happiness.

EllisA97488 EllisA97488 Posted 03 Jan 2011 4:30 PM

Incredibly tasty! Great way to use up the scratchings. Served with a sweet a sweet & sour fruit chutney and side salad, its perfect. You can even add the chutney to the pie mixture before cooking. Justs adds that little extra zing.

TrevorA16459 TrevorA16459 Posted 27 Dec 2010 10:35 PM

Very tasty and better still very easy to make! Will certainly be making this again

TracyH71114 TracyH71114 Posted 26 Sep 2010 1:01 PM

Brilliant dish deserves 5 stars

ClydeaW82991 ClydeaW82991 Posted 23 Dec 2009 10:58 PM

absuloutley fabulous.could eat it every day.

teresaD85444 teresaD85444 Posted 23 Dec 2009 2:57 PM